FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the heels of a sweep at Texas A&M, the University of Arkansas volleyball team is back on its home floor Sunday afternoon to host Mississippi State. First serve of the conference matchup is scheduled for 12 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks enter the match with a 14-6 overall record including a 7-1 mark at home. Individual match tickets are $5 while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission.
Following the match, the team will host a clinic for fans in the eighth grade and under. To register your child, click HERE.
All-Time Series vs Mississippi State
Arkansas has won the last 10 meetings against Mississippi State (9-14, 0-8 SEC) and holds a 39-5 advantage in the series, the most wins against any opponent in program history. In matches played in Fayetteville, the Razorbacks have won 20 of 21 at Barnhill Arena.
Last Time Out
On the way to its first SEC road win of the season, Arkansas swept Texas A&M (Oct. 20) for the program’s third-straight win in College Station. It was the Razorbacks’ ninth sweep of the season, and third against a conference opponent.
…It’s How You Finish
Trailing 20-14 in the third set at Texas A&M (Oct. 20), the Razorbacks ended the frame (and match) on a 12-4 run. Arkansas won eight of the last 11 points in the first set and used a 9-0 run to end the second set against the Aggies.
In the third release of the NCAA RPI, the Razobacks are up two spots to No. 40 (Oct. 16) and are one of eight teams in the SEC among the top 50. Friday win at Texas A&M marked Arkansas’ highest RPI win of the year; the Aggies entered the match at No. 27 in the RPI.
With her 13th kill at Texas A&M (Oct. 20), co-captain Pilar Victoria moved into 16th place on Arkansas’ all-time kills list. She enters Sunday’s match with 965 career kills, just passing former standout and current director of operations Meredith Hays (2013-14).
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